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Professional Nail Tech School in Austin, TX

Nowadays people are very conscious about their nails and are using a number of new techniques to beautify their nails. This has created an immense demand for nail technicians in the fashion industry. Beautiful nails are big business today, and you can be a part of this growing industry by joining the Cosmetology Manicure Specialist program at Nuvani Institute.

A licensed nail technician, as the name suggests, is a person who is an expert in manicures, pedicures, nail sculpturing, and many other ways of taking care of nails. But to get nail technician classes and certification, you must attend a nail technician school. Our nail tech school in Austin, TX will teach you the proper steps in giving a manicure and pedicure and how to use nail care equipment like nail file, nail clippers, scrubber, scissors, and nail cutter. You will also be instructed on applying nail polish and giving nails an attractive look by using nail art, tattoos, or glitter.

The best way to see if Nuvani Institute’s nail school in Austin is the right fit for you is to come and tour the school. You can tour our facilities and meet with students and instructors. Schedule a tour now or Get more info.

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Becoming a Confident Nail Technician

The widespread training module at Nuvani’s cosmetology school in Austin, TX provides students the know-how on using the latest equipment, working with cutting-edge materials and styles, and eventually how to create beautiful and professionally finished nails.

Upon completion of the Cosmetology Manicure Specialist program, students must still take and pass the written and practical exam offered in their state before they can receive a license.

Career Opportunities:

  • Salons
  • Manicuring
  • Salon Owner
  • Product Representative
  • Day Spas

Program Objective

The objective of the Cosmetology Manicuring Specialist program is to teach the student the fundamental requirements of manicuring in order for the student to perform all of the services normally associated with manicuring, including nail preparation, implements, materials, safety, and procedures necessary to meet the requirements of the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation and pass the examination, both written and practical, administered prior to issuing a license to perform manicuring specialist services.

Course NumberCourse NameClock Hours
C0101Manicuring Orientation30
C0102Manicuring Procedures220
C0103Arms and Hands10
C0106Chemistry in Manicuring150
C0107Professional Practices80
600 Total Hrs

Curriculum Information

The curriculum at Nuvani’s beauty school in Austin, TX is always updated to reflect current trends in the industry, and we provide the latest equipment and supplies so you are exposed to the most up-to-date technologies. The extensive curriculum covered in the classes at Nuvani is designed to help you pass the licensing exam.

CM101 Manicuring Orientation

30 Clock hours
Students will be introduced to the procedures of manicuring, including the purpose of a manicure, basic bacteriology and sterilization procedures, and human disease carriers. Basic first aid, blood circulation, and nerves of the hand and feet are discussed. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation General Rules and Regulations pertaining to.

CM102 Manicuring Procedures

220 Clock hours
The student will be taught an understanding of the preparation and treatment for a manicure, the step-by-step procedures in performing both a basic and oil manicure, and the use of implements, supplies, and materials in both manicures and pedicures. Both foot and hand massages are demonstrated, as well as nail art, including artificial nails, and nail wrappings are discussed.

CM103 Arms and Hands

10 Clock hours
Students will be taught the procedures used for arm and hand massages and bleaching to lighten tanned or freckled skin.

CM104 Nerves

10 Clock hours
The student will understand the different types of nerves in the hands, feet, arms, and legs and how they are coordinated in order to understand how manicures and pedicures are affected

CM105 Nails

100 Clock hours
Students will get to know about the advanced nail techniques, including artificial and sculptured nails, nail wrapping, liquid nail wraps, and nail artistry are discussed. Nail disorders, irregularities, and diseases that are common to nail patrons are discussed so that the student can recognize them and if necessary, inform the patron.

CM106 Chemistry in Manicuring

150 Clock hours
The student will learn the chemical composition of material used in manicuring, proper storage, usage, safety, and sanitation procedures.

CM107 Professional Practices

80 Clock hours
The student will learn proper office procedures to manage customer appointments, record control, tax basics, and what is required to meet Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requirements.

Program Length

Day Program: 20 Weeks*
Evening Program: 30 Weeks*

Graduation Criteria

The student must complete a total of 600 clock hours, must be able to complete within 150% of the published length of the program, and have satisfactory progress in both academic, as well as, practical training. The student must maintain an average of at least 70% on both academic and clinical work.

Additional Information

Uniforms will be provided at the student’s expense
State of Texas Student Cosmetology License Required

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*Program length when completed in normal time